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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jul 12, 2009 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park 9-28-75

That Travis Bean is actually my favorite guitar of the many Jerry used throughout his career....

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jul 12, 2009 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park 9-28-75

I'm with you on that about the Travis Bean. Maybe not my favorite, but it had such a sweet, unique tone to it, signature 76 sound. I never understood why he put it down so quickly and never used it again (I've heard it said that he last used it in October of 77?). The rhythm player in a local GD tribute here in St. Louis (Jake's Leg) uses a Travis Bean, and I love it! He's probably the only person besides Jerry I've ever seen use one.

Great pics, btw! Thanks for sharing!

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jul 12, 2009 11:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park 9-28-75

I always wondered why he put down the Travis Bean too. My theory is, it's an all-metal guitar, and must of dealt out some awesome shocks...